In the Lord’s Prayer, we pray ‘…forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us…’.This means that God will forgive us according to the measure with which we forgive others. Therefore, if you do not forgive those who offend you, God also will not forgive you too. Mat6:14-15. You might think that you do not sin but the Bible tells us that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Before going to God asking him to forgive you, go and forgive those who have sinned against you.
Forgiving is not easy but its a commandment from God. Sometimes what we need to forgive and let go are very heavy issues and you might be wondering how God can actually ask you to forgive someone who hurt you so badly. God gives all grace. Ask today for the grace to forgive those you need to and he shall do it in Jesus name. Forgiving does not only make your walk with God right but it also makes you release heavy loads that you have been carrying. It gives you peace and joy and makes you free from the people who hurt you.
It has already happened, there is nothing you can do about it but you can do something about how you let it affect your life. You can chose to forgive and let God handle the situation and have peace that surpasses all human understanding or you can let it eat your spirit and make you stagnate in your walk with God. Forgiving does more good to you than to anyone else. When you do not let go of what was done to you, you still give the person who hurt you power to rule your life and steal your joy. This also gives the devil a chance to come into your life and destroy it. Chose the right thing today, to be a forgiving Christian.
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